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Brazilian leaders attend opening ceremony of dams

2010-12-01 06:12:19 GMT2010-12-01 14:12:19 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) and President-elect Dilma Rousseff (L) participate in the opening ceremony of two hydroelectric dams, at a lock of the Tucurui dam on the Tocantins River, a major tributary of the Amazon in Tucurui, Brazil, on Nov. 30, 2010.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) and President-elect Dilma Rousseff (L) hug during the opening ceremony of two hydroelectric dams, at a lock of the Tucurui dam on the Tocantins River, a major tributary of the Amazon in Tucurui, Brazil, on Nov. 30, 2010. (Xinhua/Agencia Estado)

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (L) and President-elect Dilma Rousseff (R) raise their arms during the opening ceremony of two hydroelectric dams, at a lock of the Tucurui dam on the Tocantins River, a major tributary of the Amazon in Tucurui, Brazil, on Nov. 30, 2010. (Xinhua/Agencia Estado)

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) and President-elect Dilma Rousseff (L) participate in the opening of two hydroelectric dams, at a lock of the Tucurui dam on the Tocantins River, a major tributary of the Amazon in Tucurui, Brazil, on Nov. 30, 2010. (Xinhua/Agencia Estado)

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and President-elect Dilma Rousseff participate in the opening ceremony of two hydroelectric dams, at a lock of the Tucurui dam on the Tocantins River, a major tributary of the Amazon in Tucurui, Brazil, on Nov. 30, 2010. The locks, the world's largest in terms of super elevation according to the dam's operator Eletronorte, will enable cargo ships to be transported from Maraba to Belem at the Amazon's mouth and is expected to contribute to the development of communities in the Amazon Basin.

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